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My Kingdom For The Sun's Energy!

Energy from the sun drives the various systems on Earth. One major system impacted by solar energy is the weather. For years humans have tried to predict the weather, and many admit that weather seems to change every five minutes.

When solar energy arrives at Earth, it is changed into heat or chemical energy. Any solar energy that is unchanged is often lost back into the atmosphere. Your goal through this unit is to determine how the sun's energy changes the systems on Earth.

You Are My Sunshine! Oh, Yeah...How Are You Going Prove It?
How Enlightening Hit Me When It's Hot!
Converting Solar Energy To Heat Energy What Causes Global Wind Patterns?
How Do You Store Heat Energy? How Does Earth's Spinning Affect Wind And Ocean Patterns?
Modeling the Greenhouse Effect The Weather's A-Changin'
Change Is Happening!  
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Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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